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Thread: Weir's image causing a ruckus at another site

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    Weir's image causing a ruckus at another site

    I am tempted to get in there and defend him, but that won't change people's mind. It started with a ruckus over his CCCP jacket. This ruckus is at a non-skating board.

    I am tempted to post the URL to the 160+ posts over him.

    Did any of you find his CCCP jacket offensive?
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    Just out of curiosity, what kind of ruckus has Bode Miller caused on the same board? I'm not surprised that Weir would cause a ruckus at a non-skating board. He has made it clear that he enjoys causing controversy. Furthermore, at a skating board, there is his obvious talent to balance against his controversial remarks, whereas at a non-skating board, only his remarks would be an issue.

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    I would have to do a search engine at that site to find out about Bode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johar
    Did any of you find his CCCP jacket offensive?
    Nope. As I understand it, it was a gift that he treasures. I see no problem with him being happy to wear the gift.

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    No. When I was in high school (decades ago) I wore a lettered school sweater from another school, not because I went there or because it was a gift, just to be different & let people know I wasn't one of the sheep who follows the flock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johar

    Did any of you find his CCCP jacket offensive?
    I wouldn't say there was a ruckus on this board, but there was a thread about it a few weeks ago and some people were offended but many were not.

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    i find it disgusting and disrespectful to the country that has supported him and sent him to the olympics.
    wear your 'present' to the mall
    not to an olympic practice

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    jacket

    Quote Originally Posted by childfreegirl
    Nope. As I understand it, it was a gift that he treasures. I see no problem with him being happy to wear the gift.
    I agree totally.

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    I thought the US was a free country? No one here in Canada would object. Weir could wear whatever he wants here.

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    Actually, it's kind of cool that Johnny would attract 160 posts on a non-skating board.

    "I don't care what you say about me, just spell my name right when you put it in the paper!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johar
    Did any of you find his CCCP jacket offensive?
    Not at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johar
    I am tempted to get in there and defend him, but that won't change people's mind. It started with a ruckus over his CCCP jacket. This ruckus is at a non-skating board.

    I am tempted to post the URL to the 160+ posts over him.

    Did any of you find his CCCP jacket offensive?

    I didn't find his CCCP jacket offensive and didn't have a problem with him wearing it. It's the narrow minded people that has a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johar
    Did any of you find his CCCP jacket offensive?
    Yes, as did every single one of my family members, co-workers and friends who saw pictures or read about it. I was stunned at how much this was mentioned at work by people who know nothing about Johnny and only watch skating at the Olympics. They found it very offensive and I agree with them. And it has nothing to do with being narrow minded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy25
    Yes, as did every single one of my family members, co-workers and friends who saw pictures or read about it. I was stunned at how much this was mentioned at work by people who know nothing about Johnny and only watch skating at the Olympics. They found it very offensive and I agree with them.
    It's the same thing as wearing a Nazi Germany or Fascist Italy team jacket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by new_europe2006
    It's the same thing as wearing a Nazi Germany or Fascist Italy team jacket.
    Agreed. I found it offensive. But I also realise it's Johnny Weir and he doesn't care. And really, most of the rest of the time he's just amusing.

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